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On Jul 3, 2009, at 5:41 PM, Tom Metro wrote:
> Setting it to 0? It doesn't appear to take a parameter. The man page  
> says:

Different version, probably.  Leopard's version says this:

      -g      Normally, ntpd exits if the offset exceeds the sanity  
              which is 1000 s by default.  If the sanity limit is set  
to zero,
              no sanity checking is performed and any offset is  

> -x is suggested as the way to address the step vs. slew, but the  
> wording for that switch is convoluted:

Yeah.  You don't want -x.  You don't have a clock slew problem.  You  
have (had) a dead clock battery problem.  ntpdate is what you really  
need until you get that battery replaced (or until the utility goes  
away and ntpd -q works right).

--Rich P.

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